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March 11 Durham museum presentation focuses on lives of female settlers 
Dr. Sara Brandes Crook of the Nebraska Humanities Council will present "Nebraska's Winding Road to Statehood: In the Footsteps of a Female Settler," on Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Durham Western Heritage Museum. Be transported back to a wilder time as, in a first person portrayal, Sara Brandes Crook immerses herself in the character of one of Nebraska Territory's early permanent white female settlers and describes the frontier period as she lived and breathed it. The settler, Barbara Kagi Mayhew Bradway, not only recounts the challenges of day-to-day life but explores for the listener the Underground Railroad as she saw it through the eyes of her brother, John Kagi, a close confidant to John Brown. Dr. Crook is a professor of History at Peru State College and has been a Nebraska Humanities Scholar for 15 years. UNMC students and employees can attend the presentation free with valid identification. Due to limited seating, the museum requests that you contact Andrea Boschult at 444-5071 or aboschult@dwhm.org to reserve your space in the Stanley & Dorothy Truhlsen Lecture Hall. Check-in begins at 6 p.m. and seating begins at 6:15.

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